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Parliamentary panel finds security to Delhiites "inadequate"

delhi Updated: Feb 26, 2009 15:54 IST
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Close on the heels of a Parliamentary panel finding serious lapses in preparations for Commonwealth Games, another committee on Thursday observed that security to people of the national capital appeared to be "inadequate" ahead of the mega 2010 sporting event.

The Standing Committee on Home Affairs in its report said the actual security cover to the people of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) ahead of the Games "appears to be inadequate, particularly in the light of the recent serial bomb blasts and more recently the Mumbai terror attacks".

"It hardly needs to be emphasised that it is the foremost duty of the government to ensure safety and security of its citizens," the panel, headed by Sushma Swaraj, said in its report presented to both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

It recommended that the Union Home Ministry must undertake a "comprehensive review" of the security capability of the Delhi Police and provide the force with required personnel, weapons and training so that the life and liberty of the residents of Delhi could be secured.

"The Committee also desires that the Metro stations in Delhi need to be provided full security and no stone should be left unturned," it said.

Earlier this week, a Parliamentary standing committee found serious lapses on the part of the Delhi government in the preparedness for the Games.